Lafayette Academy Middle/Upper School Teacher Lake Saint Louis, MO · Full time

Lafayette Academy seeks two middle/upper-school teachers for the 2024-2025 school year. Classes taught for the position will partially depend on the applicant’s abilities and interests, as well as scheduling needs.

Description

Are you seeing a crisis in education? At Lafayette Academy: A Classical School, supported by Hillsdale College, we are on a mission to elevate the barren educational landscape for our students. Classical education ignites minds, cultivates virtue, and prepares students to be contributors of excellence and goodness to their world. Join us in cultivating a foundation for lifelong learning, character, and success.


We are looking for world-class individuals who love children and want to see them succeed. Furthermore, we are interested in team-members with whom the following values resonate:


Habitually Inquisitive: We delight in learning and are naturally curious. We take initiative to expand our knowledge and share it with our community so that we may grow together. We seek to wonder and remain curious.


Ardently Devoted: We are whole-heartedly dedicated to our students and believe in their limitless potential. We value learning how to think, not what to think. We do not subscribe to indoctrination or ignorance, but rather provide a liberal arts education that will empower our students to honor what is good, true, and beautiful.


Supportive: We are team-players who collaborate to secure the best outcomes for our school community. We value the unique role each of us plays in building a strong foundation. We edify the good we see in one another to maximize the talents everyone offers.


Coachable: We are humble and willing to seek help. We listen, are receptive to ideas, and actively apply those lessons. We self-reflect because this makes us stronger. We can acknowledge room for growth, even when it’s uncomfortable.


Job Overview


Lafayette Academy seeks two middle/upper-school teachers for the 2024-2025 school year. Classes taught for the position will partially depend on the applicant’s abilities and interests, as well as scheduling needs. The following classes will be offered next year for grades 7-12:


5th and 6th Grade Latin

Beginning Latin

Intermediate Latin

Advanced Latin


7th Grade Composition

8th Grade Composition

7th Grade Literature

8th Grade Literature


11th American History

American Government

Economics

High School Physics


Math 6

Math 7

Algebra II

Precalculus


Music History OR Art History OR Integrated Arts


Outstanding teachers are being sought to teach a combination of classes (specified above) which would comprise a full-time position.


Key Accountabilities

  • Demonstrate mastery of central concepts and effectively teach content and skills.
  • Engage every student in grade-level-appropriate learning experiences that promote intellectual and moral development.
  • Develop instructional plans that align with the Hillsdale Program Guide.
  • Use formal and informal assessments to help students achieve high standards.
  • Communicate professionally with parents on individual student progress.
  • Effectively manage a classroom to facilitate maximized learning for all students.


Ideal Candidates for this Position

  • Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to classical education and the core values and mission of the school.
  • Motivated individual with strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills, and with a keen interest in encouraging and inspiring students.
  • Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree, a depth of knowledge in their content area, and a strong commitment to student development and success. Classical training is preferred, but not required. All employees will receive professional development in classical education philosophy and pedagogy.